A Massachusetts law known as Section 35 was meant to help family members force their loved ones into treatment. But as the opioid epidemic worsens, some people are pursuing their own civil commitment.
A short-term substance abuse rehab center opens in Franklin County this week, a rural Massachusetts region hit hard by the opioid crisis.
In the middle of a fight against heroin abuse, Greenfield, Massachusetts, is one step closer to hosting a needle exchange. Residents requested the Board of Health look into the service last fall. Greenfield’s Public Health Director Nicole Zabko says there’s been no vocal opposition to the plan.
In a 26-minute WWLP debate taped Monday, heroin was mentioned just once.
Last year, a pile of thousands of tires was discovered along the bank of the Deerfield River.
Social workers from Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families, trying to get the attention of the public Beacon Hill lawmakers, rallied Monday in downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts. More funding is needed for DCF, they say, to hire additional social workers and reduce the dangerously high number of caseloads on their plates.
The new route for passenger rail through the Pioneer Valley is exceeding expectations. That’s according to numbers from Amtrak. But it’s hard to tell if its had much of an effect on local businesses.
As Massachusetts continues to grapple with heroin overdoses, the conversation in Greenfield Friday morning turned to rehabilitation and job training.
Amtrak’s Vermonter is serving Amherst for the last time this weekend. Train service shifts to Northampton and Greenfield starting Monday
Massachusetts officials announced Wednesday the state has an agreement to purchase the right-of-way for nearly fifty miles of railroad running between Greenfield and Springfield. Amtrak service is scheduled to begin late this year on the line, but a more regular commuter service is far from a done deal.
In Greenfield to discuss opiate addiction with community leaders, Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett says a detox facility in the area will likely be among her recommendations to Governor Deval Patrick.
A Massachusetts education board will decide the fate on Tuesday of the state’s first and only online school, based in Greenfield.
The sole online-only public school in Massachusetts, based in Greenfield, is moving forward with a plan to convert to a charter-like, independent structure later this summer.
In Greenfield, Massachusetts the school committee voted late last month not to apply for a new school certificate for the district’s virtual academy under a new law requiring stronger state supervi
The school committee in Greenfield, Massachusetts voted Thursday night to close the Massachusetts Virtual Academy, the first online public school in the state.